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Andrew Burns

Chairman - CIPFA CPRAS Technology Procurement Association

As Director of Finance and Resources for Staffordshire County Council until December 2018, Andrew had strategic responsibility for finance, IT, digital, property, commercial and customer services. He was also Treasurer of the Staffordshire Pension Fund. A key achievement for Andrew whilst at Staffordshire was leading a financial transformation programme that delivered savings of £200m and significant service improvement.

Other career highlights include being: the 2017-18 President of the Chartered Institute of Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA); and a former Chairman of the Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB), which represents the main UK accountancy bodies (and has a combined membership of over 380,000 professional accountants worldwide).

In addition to his current role with CCTPA, Andrew is also an Associate Director at CIPFA, with a focus on local government.